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Kimora Lee Simmons secretly weds beau - report

February 20th, 2014 3:10am EST
Kimora Lee Simmons
Kimora Lee Simmons has reported tied the knot with her banker boyfriend Tim Leissner in a secret ceremony.

The model-turned-fashion designer has yet to confirm the news that she has wed for a second time, but her ex-husband, rap mogul Russell Simmons, has fuelled the rumours by defending his former wife amid reports she's dating Cash Money Records CEO Bryan 'Birdman' Williams are dating.

In a tweet on Wednesday (19Feb14), Simmons, wrote, "All of us love @OfficialKimora but the fact is she is happily married. Tim has been family for a while now."

Kimora and Leissner, an executive at Ameri...

Welcome 2014 With The 100 Hottest Celebrity Bikini Photos Of The Past Year

January 1st, 2014 4:01pm EST
Jessica Alba
2013 was a very eventful year when it came to celebrities flaunting their bikini bods.

Jessica Alba, among others, hit the beaches of popular celeb hangout St. Barth's, a French island in the northeastern Caribbean Sea, back in April. The island is is a favorite of several celebs during the holiday season, like Russell Simmons, Stephanie Seymour and Olivia Palermo.

British supermodel Cara Delevingne opted for Barbados, where she spent time with both her family and with pal Rihanna, a native of the island.

Those weren't the only active beaches during the 2013 holiday seasons (both at the ...

Kimora Lee Simmons Shows Off Her Rockin' Bikini Bod In St. Bart's

December 26th, 2013 8:04am EST
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It just wouldn't be the holidays without Kimora Lee Simmons frolicking in a bikini on the beach in St. Barts.

The ex-wife of music mogul Russell Simmons (he was there, too) showed off her sexy beach body while enjoying a day of fun in the sun with her family on Christmas Eve.

Though divorced, the couple has been spotted spending Christmas together with their two daughters, Ming and Aoki on the island in the past, and last year Simmons had new gilfriend Hana Nitsche in tow, but the new women appeared to get along fine.

This year it was Kimora's turn, taking along her new Russian beau for ...

Curvy Girls Season 2 Premieres June 11 On NUVOtv

June 4th, 2013 6:10am EDT
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In season 2 of 'CURVY GIRLS', NYC gets sexier, more glamorous and filled with all of the drama and chisme the Big Apple can handle! Just when it looked like everything was as smooth as diamonds for the models, things have changed quicker than a fashion trend! Fiery romances are rekindled, baby gossip blossoms, mommy-hood beckons, and a new model joins the crew, turning the fierce factor up to 11!

Celebrity guests like Perez Hilton, Clark Gable III, Coco Austin, Kimora Lee Simmons and other stars help guide the ladies through Gotham's celebrity jungle. But will bonding together to confront ...

Sexiest Celebrity Bikini Bodies Of 2012

December 31st, 2012 12:05pm EST
Sexiest Celebrity Bikini Bodies Of 2012
2012 saw its fair share of celebrities showing off their sexy curves in bikinis at the beach (and one-piece suits as well), but which stars were the sexiest of all?

Some were snapped by the paps, while others discovered the magic of Instagram and shared photos nearly every time they went, minimally clothed for some sun, sand & surf.

Stars like Kim Kardashian and Rihanna seemed to post their sexy shots the most, while supermodel Bar Refaeli shared lots of photos with her fans.

Britney Spears got her bod back to its rockin' old form; while Stephanie Seymour, 44, and Daisy Fuentes, 46, prov...

Kimora Lee Simmons Flaunts Her Bikini Bod In St. Barts

December 29th, 2012 3:10pm EST
Kimora Lee Simmons
Kimora Lee Simmons hit the beaches of St. Bart's again on Wednesday, showing off her sexy curves while taking a dip in the blue Caribbean waters.

The newly single fashion guru -- she recently split from second husband Djimon Hounsou -- vacationed with her children and ex-husband Russell Simmons and his new girlfriend Hana Nitsche.

Nitsche was a finalist on the German version of America's Next Top Model.

Kimora and Russell were married on the island in 1998.

Russell Simmons Spends Christmas In St. Bart's With Ex-Wife Kimora Lee & New Girlfriend Hana Nitsche

December 26th, 2012 6:11pm EST
Kimora Lee and Hana Nitsche
Russell Simmons spent Christmas Eve playing on the beach in St. Barts with his ex-wife Kimora Lee and her three children. Simmons' new girlfriend, Germany's Next Top Model finalist Hana Nitsche, was also along for the trip.

It might seem awkward, especially since Russell and Kimora were married on the island in 1998, but everyone seemed to get along just fine -- including Kimora and Hana.

Both women showed off their sizzling bodies in bikinis while Russell practiced his Yoga moves. The three children -- Russell's two daughters with Kimora; Ming and Aoki; and Kimora's son Kenzo, the produc...

Bikini Battle: Russell Simmons' Ex-Wife Kimora Lee Vs New Girlfriend Hana Nitsche

December 24th, 2012 9:07pm EST
Kimora Lee and Hana Nitsche
Newly single fashion designer Kimora Lee Simmons was spotted wearing a red bikini on the island of St. Barts in the French West Indies Saturday, playing in the surf with her daughters Ming and Aoki.

Meanwhile, Kimora's ex-husband Russell Simmons frolicked on the beaches of Miami with his stunning model girlfriend Hana Nitsche.

Who do you think looked better?

Kimora recently announced her separation from actor Djimon Hounsou after five years together. The couple wed in Hounsou's native Benin, Africa, and separated in November -- despite not being legally married in the U.S.

Ironically, S...

Kimora Lee Simmons: 'Djimon & I Have Been Separated For Some Time'

November 23rd, 2012 5:00pm EST
Kimora Lee Simmons & Djimon Hounsou
News recently broke that Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou split up, and the former model has spoken out about the "hurtful" rumors surrounding the break up. She insists the two are "happy and loving" friends and parents.

On Wednesday the actor's representative confirmed the split, five months after rumors began circulating that they were no longer a couple.

Some speculated they broke up over a bitter fight about money, but Simmons came clear on Twitter. She wrote, "There have been quite a few hurtful rumors circulating. The truth is Djimon + I have been separated for some time. We ha...

Kimora Lee Simmons & Djimon Hounsou Dodge Break-Up Rumors

June 5th, 2012 2:34pm EDT
Kimora Lee Simmons & Djimon Hounsou
After failing to deny break-up reports in a series of tweets, model and fashion designer Kimora Lee Simmons has fueled rumors she has split from her actor boyfriend Djimon Hounsou.

The couple's relationship has come under scrutiny this week when an article in the New York Daily News suggested the stars had called it quits following a big argument over money.

The report speculated that music mogul Russell Simmons' ex-wife was in financial difficulty after placing her six bedroom home in Beverly Hills, California, on the market for $4.7 million - more than $1 million less than her purchase...

Kimora Lee Simmons Hosts JustFabulous Shoe Launch Party

September 28th, 2011 2:03pm EDT
Kimora Lee Simmons
Kimora Lee Simmons is adding on yet another role to her ever growing fashion empire. As President and Creative Director for JustFabulous, will be an online accessories destination to score personalized shoe and handbag picks customized to fit your signature style.

To celebrate the launch, Sunset Tower in West Hollywood hosted the bash with a shoe-tastic step and repeat, while by DJ Mr. Best mixed up some of the hottest Top 40 hits while guests sipped on signature cocktails and viewed the newest collection of JustFabulous shoes and jewelry accessories. Celebrity guests like...

R&B Star Vesta Williams Dead At 48

September 23rd, 2011 11:38am EDT
Vesta Williams
R&B Singer Vesta Williams has been found dead in a hotel room in Los Angeles, according to a report.

The body of the 48-year-old R&B star, who enjoyed a string of hits throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, was reportedly discovered on Thursday, according to

No more details were available as WENN went to press, but a number of stars have already flooded to pay tribute to the Congratulations hit-maker.

Model/fashion designer Kimora Lee Simmons writes, "What tremendous talent, great soul! 'Cuz (sic) as long as I can breathe, you'll always be the one for me!...

Kimora Lee Simmons Slams Reports That She's Starving Herself

April 15th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Kimora Lee Simmons
Model-turned-designer Kimora Lee Simmons has fired back at reports she's starving herself to stay thin. The former wife of rap mogul Russell Simmons is outraged by rumors she's drastic dieting and insists she'd never take dangerous steps to look good because she'd be setting a bad example for her kids.

In a statement released via her blog, she writes, "I just wanted to take a moment to address a story about my recent weight loss that began circulating today. This story led people to believe that I shed 25 lbs by not eating, which is completely ridiculous.

"I am a mother of three young chi...

Style Watch: Celebrities Fragrances Dominate The Market

August 4th, 2010 6:05am EDT
Celebrity Fragrances
Jennifer Aniston and Mary J. Blige recently joined the ongoing list of celebrities who launch their own personal fragrances. It seems you haven't really made it unless you make an attempt to market your scent in a bottle (or publish a book).

Celebrities have the power to create, or at least have someone else create, anything to promote their name and rake in more money. Clothing, shoes, bags, restaurants and perfumes are just a few ways celebrities brand themselves.

But who started the celebrity fragrance trend? It certainly wasn't Jennifer Lopez or Paris Hilton.

Elizabeth Taylor has lau...

Celebrity Endorsed Fragrances Have Become Big Business

April 29th, 2010 10:30am EDT
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Chanel No.5, Guerlain, Elizabeth Arden, Burberry, Nina Ricci's L'Air Du Temps are classic perfumers that are today bombarded with retail competition from the overload of celebrity endorsed scents on the market. Because many celebrities have gravitated to the fragrance industry to expand their marketable brand, celebrity fragrances have become a big business giving classic perfumers a run for their money. Here's our list of celebrities vying to leave you smelling good with celebrity fragrances. Let us know your favorite celebrity scent.

Kim Kardashian - "Kim Kardashian"

Even self made c...

Kimora Lee Simmons 'Practices' With Djimon Hounsou

March 5th, 2010 8:45am EST
Kimora Lee Simmons
Model-turned-designer Kimora Lee is eager to expand her family with actor boyfriend Djimon Hounsou, insisting the couple is planning to have a second child.

The Baby Phat designer welcomed her first little boy, Kenzo, with the Oscar-nominated actor in May 2009, and now she wants another baby boy.

Lee also shares two daughters, Ming, ten, and Aoki, seven, with her ex-husband, Def Jam Records co-founder Russell Simmons - who she divorced in January 2009 after 10 years of marriage.

But the fashion mogul insists she wants to keep building her new family and can juggle a fourth child.

She te...

Kimora Lee Slams 'Big Mouth' Russell Simmons

December 1st, 2009 11:52am EST
Kimora Lee Slams Russell Simmons
Model Kimora Lee has hit out at her "big mouth" ex-husband Russell Simmons - insisting the hip-hop mogul's allegations he gives her $40,000 a month in child support are inaccurate.

The Def Jam Records co-founder divorced the catwalk star-turned-fashion designer in January after 10 years of marriage. The former couple shares two daughters, Ming, nine, and Aoki, seven.

However, Lee has been left fuming by candid remarks made by her ex about their child support settlement.

She tells the New York Post, "I hate that. He has such a big mouth. It drives me crazy, and it makes me want t...

Pop-Soul Newcomer Priscilla Renea Releases Debut EP For Fans

June 13th, 2009 12:30pm EDT
Priscilla Renea
As a pop-music singer/songwriter whose styles unite like a teen's iPod on shuffle, Priscilla Renea is a true product of the Internet Generation. Having already showcased her musical talents to over a million viewers from the comforts of home, she has been self-promoting her musical craft on YouTube for a little over a year. Since then, Priscilla's songs have had over 1.6 million views, over 30,000 channel subscribers and scores of imitators. Now signed to Power/Capitol Records, fans can finally experience this YouTube-sensation beyond the webcam with the release of her debut EP "Hello My Ap...

Kimora Lee Simmons' 'Wise' Choice For Son's Name

June 3rd, 2009 12:21pm EDT
Kimora Lee Simmons
New mom Kimora Lee Simmons has kept the tradition of bestowing traditional Japanese names on her children - she's called her new baby son Kenzo.

The model welcomed her first child with actor boyfriend Djimon Hounsou into the world on Saturday.

Lee posted on her page throughout her labor, telling followers on the social networking site, "It's time!! No turning back! At hospital in labor right now!!... Having contractions now! Ooo- wee! It's like WHOA! Love & Light, KLS."

Now, the beauty has confirmed she has named her son Kenzo - meaning wise in Japanese. Her tw...

Kimora Lee Simmons 'Twitters' While In Labor

May 31st, 2009 12:00pm EDT
Kimora Lee Simmons
Model Kimora Lee Simmons is so addicted to social networking website, she kept on messaging while in labor.

The beauty, who is in a relationship with actor Djimon Hounsou, gave birth to a boy on Saturday.

Face of Baby Phat Lee Simmons used the site to alert fans to the news by writing: "It's time!! No turning back! At hospital in labor right now!!... Having contractions now! Ooo- wee! It's like WHOA! Love & Light, KLS." She even took the time to post a picture of herself in hospital.

A spokeswoman later confirmed Lee Simmons had given birth to a son, who is ye...

Reality TV Stars We Can't Get Enough Of & Those Who Need To Go Away

May 28th, 2009 9:45am EDT
Brooke Hogan
There is a reality show for everything these days, from dog grooming to etiquette training. While most of the reality personalities are grueling to watch as they pretend they are actual celebrities, there are some reality show stars that we can't take our eyes off.

Here are a few Reality TV stars that we can't get enough of:

Kim Kardashian

On "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," Kim is actually enjoyable to watch. Unlike her mother and her two sisters, she seems more down to earth and a little less self-centered. Since her sisters Khloe and Kourtney are jetting off to ...

Ashley Olsen Abandons Acting

May 13th, 2009 2:52pm EDT
Ashley Olsen
Ashley Olsen is abandoning her career as an actress to pursue her dream of fashion design full-time.

The 22-year-old grew up in the spotlight alongside twin sister Mary-Kate, starring in TV sitcom Full House at the tender age of nine months. The pair are already partners in women's fashion collection The Row, and now Ashley's taking over the reigns of the project while her sister continues to act.

She tells VMAN magazine, "I've been transitioning from acting as a kid to doing something that I'm choosing for myself - to be part of the fashion industry. That's what I want for my f...

Kimora Lee Simmons Buys Neighbor's Tennis Court

May 3rd, 2009 9:30am EDT
Kimora Lee Simmons
Model-turned-fashion queen Kimora Lee Simmons has bought a neighbor's tennis court, so she can build a pool for her new Los Angeles home. The former wife of rap mogul Russell Simmons is currently renovating a property close to Jessica Alba's posh address in the Hollywood Hills - and when she learned the new place didn't come with a pool, she set about making her own.

A source tells WENN, "She has ripped down part of the hedge between her new place and her neighbors' home and she's digging up their tennis court so she can build a pool. She has basically bought the neighbors' yard."


Kimora Lee Simmons Had A 'Commitment Ceremony', Not Wedding

March 11th, 2009 1:11pm EDT
Kimora Lee Simmons
Model Kimora Lee Simmons has dismissed reports she exchanged vows with actor Djimon Hounsou in a secret African 'wedding' last summer, insisting it was simply a commitment ceremony.

The couple, who are expecting their first child together, began dating after Lee Simmons split from her rap mogul husband Russell Simmons in 2006. Reports this week claimed the pair decided to celebrate their love with an unofficial 'wedding' in Hounsou's native Benin, even though the union could not be legally recognized in the U.S. because Lee Simmons' divorce was not finalized until January.

The B...

Kimora Lee Simmons And Djimon Hounsou Secretly Married?

March 9th, 2009 3:15pm EDT
Djimon Hounsou
Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou reportedly enjoyed a wedding ceremony in Africa last summer - but the nuptials aren't legally binding as the Baby Phat designer was not yet divorced.

The couple, who are expecting their first child together, began dating after Simmons split from her rap mogul husband Russell Simmons in 2006.

And the pair decided to celebrate their love with an unofficial "wedding" in Hounsou native Benin, Africa, according to the New York Daily News.

A source tells the publication, "She went whole hog with the African theme - there were African drums, a t...

Russell & Kimora Lee Simmons' Divorce Finalized

January 30th, 2009 8:20am EST
Russell & Kimora Lee Simmons
Rap mogul Russell Simmons and his ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons are both free to wed again after a court in New York signed off on their divorce.

Baby Phat designer Kimora Lee obtained sole legal and physical custody of the couple's two young daughters, Ming and Aoki, last year. Russell has visitation with the girls for one week every eighth week, with additional summer vacation and holiday time.

Kimora Lee and her new boyfriend, actor Djimon Hounsou, are expecting their first child together. Def Jam co-founder Simmons has been linked to model Porschla Coleman.

(This news articl...

Kimora Lee Simmons Denies Pregnancy Rumors

August 28th, 2008 3:36pm EDT
Kimora Lee Simmons
Fashion mogul Kimora Lee Simmons has denied rumors she is pregnant with her third child after she was spotted visiting a doctor earlier this month.

Simmons stepped into a New York obstetrician's office last week with her boyfriend, actor Djimon Hounsou, as security officers waited outside, prompting reports she was expecting. However, the Baby Phat creator insists she is not pregnant, despite admitting she and Hounsou were "kind of" engaged in June.

According to Star magazine, a spokesperson for Lee has denied the allegations. Lee has two daughters from her 15-year marriage to h...

Kimora Lee Simmons Granted Sole Custody Of Kids

June 27th, 2008 2:50pm EDT
Kimora Lee Simmons
Model and fashion designer Kimora Lee Simmons has been handed sole custody of her two children with estranged husband Russell Simmons.

The estranged couple split in 2006 after eight years' of marriage, but Lee Simmons only filed for divorce earlier this year, citing irreconcilable differences. Def Jam Records co-founder Simmons challenged his ex's petition for sole custody of Ming, eight, and Aoki, five - and in May, filed papers seeking joint physical and legal custody of their daughters.

However Lee Simmons has reportedly won the custody battle, according to The Insider news ...

Kimora Lee Simmons 'Kind Of' Engaged To Djimon Hounsou

June 19th, 2008 12:23pm EDT
Kimora Lee Simmons
Fashion mogul Kimora Lee Simmons has hinted at her plans to wed actor boyfriend Djimon Hounsou, after revealing they are "kind of" engaged.

The Baby Phat creator split from her husband of 15 years, hip-hop tycoon Russell Simmons, in 2006. He filed for divorce in March this year. And now Lee Simmons appears to be eager to move on with her life - so she can wed Blood Diamond star Hounsou.

When asked by if they were engaged, she cynically replied, "Kind of." And she refused to confirm whether Hounsou had given her an engagement ring, saying "Well, kind of," before retra...

Kimora Lee Simmons Wants Full Custody

May 8th, 2008 9:17am EDT
Kimora Lee Simmons
Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons' divorce from Kimora Lee Simmons has just turned nasty after the former model filed for sole custody of the couple's young daughters.

The Def Jam Records co-founder has challenged his estranged wife's divorce petition in a Los Angeles court, and is seeking joint physical and legal custody of his daughters, Ming, eight, and Aoki, five.

The couple wed in 1998 and split in 2006, citing irreconcilable differences.

In her divorce filing in March, Kimora Lee requested that her estranged husband get "reasonable child visitation" to his kids. Both partie...

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